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John Ali.fn Cakthk 
Louisville, Ky. 



38 William and Mary Quarterly 

of his wife Susanna, John Bacon in right of his wife Christian 
Brown; Richardson Taylor in right of his wife, Wyaatt Cole- 
man in right of his wife Mary, legattes under the will of 
James Shields the elder receased, the said James Shields 
the elder to a considerabl amount, suggested to the court 
that John P. Shields should be compelled to give security 
upon his qualification as eexcutor of James Shields deceased, 
stating that they were apprehensive that the said John P. 
Shields would waste and misapply the estate of his testator, 
whereby their rights as cereditors and legatees would be lost, 
praying that these their objections might be entered of record. 
The court being satisfied that the said John P. Shields should 
qualify without giving security, no sufficient reason in their opin- 
ion being assigned, committed to the said John P. Shields the 
executorship as aforesaid without security, the court being in- 
formed by said John P. Shields, James Shields and Julius Allen 
aforesaid, that in their opinion there was estate more than enough 
left to pay debts to which the parties aforesaid excepted, and 
James Ratcliffe and Julius Allen came into court and as cred- 
itors of James Shields the elder except also to the opinion of the 
Court as aforesaid. 

Teste: R. H. Waller, C. C. 



CARTER GENEALOGY. 

(Continued from page 194, Vol. IX.) 

By Dr. Jos. L. Miller. 

Descendants of Joseph Carter (No. 14) of Spotsylvania, 
through his daughter Mary E. C. Davis of "Broadfield," Spot- 
sylvania, and his son John Carter of Orange. 

The Davises. 

206. John Fielding Davis 5 (No. 64 Mary Carter 4 Davis), 
born Jan. 1, 1740 at Broadfield, died after 1782 in Mecklenburg. 
March 15, 1766 John Davis and wife Martha, of St. George's 
parish, Spotsylvania deeded away a hundred acres of land for- 
merly deeded to him by his father James Davis, dec'd, and re- 




FlM-TTA A.NNH I ..VOX 

(Mrs. Henderson Miller) 
Woodford County, Ky., 1874. 



William and Mary Quarterly 39 

moved from the country. Oct. 17, 1770 John Davis and wife 
Martha of Mecklenburg Co. Va., made a deed to brothers James 
and Benjamin Davis of Spotsylvania for his share by reversion 
in four hundred acres of land on "Plentiful Run, Spotsylvania 
County, whereof their father James Davis, dec'd, died seized 
and possessed of, which share was expectant on the death of 
their mother Mary Davis, who held a life estate therein." The 
census of 1782 shows that John Davis of Mecklenburg was the 
head of a family of seven whites and twenty three blacks. The 
Mecklenburg records fail to show his will or settlement of estate, 
but the will of his son, John Davis, Jr., in 1798, shows that Mar- 
tha Davis after the death of John, Sr., had married a Major 
Floyd, by whom she had at least two children, Wells and William 
Floyd. This will also shows that she had daughters, Amy and 
Elizabeth Davis. John Davis, Jr., left his home plantation and 
six negroes to son James Batt Davis when he came of age ; five 
negroes and their increase to daughter Martha when she ar- 
rived at the age of eighteen; one negro, three horses and other 
personal property to mother Martha Floyd; residue to son and 
daughter. His personal property amounted to £6oo..6 9. No 
other data has been gotten of this branch of the Davis family. 

207. James Davis 5 (No. 64 M. C. D.,) born March 5, 1741, 
died in 1792 in Spotsylvania. He was unmarried when he joined 
brother Benjamin and his wife in a deed for land on Jan. 17, 
1771. His will dated July 14, I79°> witnessed by Joseph Nelson, 
John Carter, and Samuel Sale, left all estate to his wife Sarah 
and his children, not named. He owned "Broadneld" when the 
old house was burned in Oct. 1789. The wife and children of 
James Davis are said to have removed after 1800 to Lincoln 
County, Ky., where she married again. It is said that his son 
James E. Davis was a member of the Kentucky Legislature about 
1820-25. No further data. 

208. Benjamin Davis 5 (No. 64 M. C. D.), born January 
10, 1743 died in 1791 in Spotsylvania. The pension declaration 
of' his brother Thomas of Woodford Co., K., shows that Ben- 
jamin Davis served as a subaltern in a company of militia under 
Capt. Wm. Mills in the Revolution. His will was dated, Jan. 



40 William and Mary Quarterly 

23, 1787 and the executor's bond given March I, 1791. His chil- 
dren, James, Lewis, Benjamin, Elijah, Richard, and Acy were 
all under age in 1794. No further data. 

211. William Dale Davis 5 (No. 64 M. C. D.), born Aug. 
28, 1750, is said to have removed to Mecklenburg with his broth- 
er, John, and the census of 1782 shows that a Wm. Davis was 
living in Mecklenburg head of a family of five white and four 
servants. It is not known if they were the same. 

215. Thomas Davis 5 (No. 64 M. CD. ), youngest son of 
Mary Carter and James Davis of "Broadfield," born Nov. 30, 
1761, died Nov. 8, 1839 in Woodford Co. Ky. Though left an 
orphan at the age of four years he received a good education 
which he turned to good account as a teacher after he removed 
to Kentucky in 1778. April 25, 1779, he enlisted under Capt. 
Alex. Parker in Col. Richard Parker's Regiment and saw eigh- 
teen months service in the Revolution, being present in the bat- 
tle of Waxhaws and the siege of Yorktown. In 1781 he purchased 
400 arcres of land in Orange County, and after leaving the army 
settled on it. May 1, 1783 he was married in Orange to Sus- 
annah Hyatt, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hyatt. Under 
date of February 17, 1783 his private account book has follow- 
ing entry : "Paid for & brougt home for Fred'ks'b'g my wedding 
Cloathes £18.3 I Blck Velvet Coat, I Green Silk Waiscoat, 
1 pr. Black Cloath Breeches 1 pr. Silk Stockings, one Hat." In 
February, 1784, Thomas Davis, sold his home in Orange and 
returned to Spotsylvania, where he lived until 1788 when he 
removed to Kentucky. This account book also gives an account 
cf the furnishings bought and had already for their home in 
Orange. Besides a good lot of furniture it mentions 12 silver 
tea spoons, 6 silver table spoons, and a silver ladle. Also a num- 
ber of books he purchased at different times, which included 
Shakespeare's Works in six volumes, Blackwell's Classics in 2 
volumes, History of Europe in 3 volumes, several works on sur- 
veying and other books. He was a surveyor and did a great deal 
of this kind of work after going to Kentucky. The silver spoons 
were carried to Kentucky with them and were among the very 
first silver spoons in that State. They afterward descended 



William and Mary Quarterly 41 

to his daughter Mrs. Beverley Allen and are now owned 
by her grandson. This little book also gives the names of fif- 
teen of his servants before leaving Virginia and his Bible records 
the birth of eleven others in Kentucky, and his inventory several 
others. He first settled in Fayette County, about twenty miles 
from Lexington, but in 1808 he removed to a farm of 150 acres 
in Woodford County, where he died. He also owned 1400 acres 
on Green River. Upon the marriage of each of his children he 
gave them a hundred acres of blue grass land or its equivalent in 
negroes. A fine miniature painted about 1790- 1795 of Thomas 
Davis is owned by descendants in Indiana. Also a quaint pair 
of old silhouettes of himself and wife, which were made in 1809. 
Thomas and Susannah Hyatt Davis had issue as follows : 

Elizabeth, born October 16, 1784, Spotsylvania County; died 
July 24, 1 83 1, Woodford, Kentucky. 

Mary Carter, born Dec. 2.2, 1786, Spotsylvania County; died 
in Orange County, Indiana. 

Fielding, born May 9, 1789, Fayette County; died in 1871 in 
Woodford County, Kentucky. 

Larkin, born Sept. 21, 1791, Fayette County, Kentucky; died 
Sept. 20, 1840, Orange County, Indiana. 

Thomas Dale, born January 3, 1794; died October 20, 1794. 

Thomas, born Aug. 29, 1795; died in May, 1817 in Tenn. 
enroute from New Orleans. 

Williamson, born April 7, 1798; died cir. 1830 in Woodford 
County Kentucky. 

John Carter, born June 9, 1800; died Aug. 9, 1800. 

Susannah, born April 13, 1801 ; died Nov. 2y, 1861, Woodford 
County, Kentucky. 

James, born April 17, 1804; died in Orange County, Indiana. 

Diana Dale, born June 17, 1806; died in 1825 in Woodfcrd 
County, Kentucky. 

Benjamin Hyatt, born March 1, 1809; died Sept. 6, 1828 in 
Woodford County, Kentucky. 

Sallie Stephens, born April 26, 181 1; died in Woodford Co., 
Kentucky. 

Betty Davis, eldest daughter of Thomas and Susannah, ran 



42 William and Mary Quarterly 

away when quite young and married Beverley Allen of the fine 
old Fayette County, Kentucky family of that name. He was 
born March 10, 1785 and died December 21, 1854. After their 
marriage he bought a five hundred acre farm on Clear Creek, 
Woodford County, where they spent the remainder of their lives. 
They had issue: I. William; II. James; III. Lewis; IV. Clem- 
ency; V. Lucy; VI. Betty; VII. Susannah; VIII. Louisa. 

I. William Allen, farmer married Mary Adkins, and had 
Lewis, William, Louisa, Frances and Mary Jane. 

II. James Allen, farmer, married Sallie Anne Young and had : 
Charlotte, married Robert Hoover ; David Jackson, married Betty 
Lancaster; and Reuben married his cousin, Anne Davis. 

III. Lewis Allen, married first, Lucy Dawson and had issue: 
James, s soldier under General John Morgan, married Gertrude 
Walker, and had Lucy and Elizabeth; and Elizabeth married 
Davis Brandenberg. He married second, Sallie Rumsey and had 
issue: George a soldier under Gen. Morgan, married Betty 
Raines and had Emma Lee, George, Joseph, Kelley and Benja- 
min ; Lewis, Jr., married first, Ellen Leach, second, Frances Car- 
ter; Hayden married Sarah M. Rice; Beverley removed to Miss, 
and married there; Martha married Henry Hitt and had eight 
children; Mary Anne married Richard Gregory, a Woodford 
farmer, and had issue: John, Richard, James, William — A mid- 
shipman, U. S. N. ; Addie, Margaret and Lillie ; Emmaline mar- 
ried Felix Bunnton, an Owen County farmer ; Lucy married John 
Beach, a Jessamine County farmer and horseman; and Alice 
married James Baldwin of Mercer County, and removed to Mis- 
souri. 

IV. Clemency Allen married George Harpe of a prominent 
Fayette family, and had issue Lewis, and Mary Elizabeth. 

V. Lucy Allen married first, James Hammond of Woodford, 
and had Beverley, who married Artemesia Chilton. She mar- 
ried, second, George Hall of Woodford, and had issue : Clemency, 
married Dudley Chilton ; Helen married Asa Jewell ; Betty mar- 
ried George MeCormick; and Sallie married James Roach. 

VI. Betty Allen married Boswell Hulett, a prominent Wood- 



William and Mary Quarterly 43 

ford stockman, and had: Hugh Guym, Eugenia, Liona, Mary 
Elizabeth Carter and Walter. 

VII. Susannah Allen married George Dawson, and had is- 
sue: Sarah Jane; Mrytle Lee; Lucy Anne; Martha; Edward 
Robert a member of the famous "Orphans Brigade" in the Con- 
federate army; Samuel under General Morgan; John Wesley; 
Hubbard Kavanaugh ; and Joseph. 

VIII. Louise Allen married Moses Hoover of Woodford and 
had Alice, Eudora and Scott, all of whom removed to Indiana. 

Mary Carter Davis, second daughter of Thomas, married 
James Baker and removed to Orange County, Indiana, where 
her husband died in 1814, leaving her with two sons and a 
daughter to rear and educate. This she did creditably, both sons 
being prominent men in their state. The fourth generation is 
now living at the old pioneer home of James and Polly Baker. 
They had issue: John, a lawyer, circuit judge, and at one time 
candidate for election to Congress, died several years ago in Vin- 
cennes, no data of his descendants; James a physician, lived 'at 
the old home. He married Sallie Burgess, and had issue : Polly 
Anne, married Dudley Vickery, and died in 1873; Sarah married 
Stephen Byrum, still living at Marengo, Ind. ; Elizabeth married 
Jacob S. Marshall and lives at the old home place— has eight chil- 
dren, and A. V. Baker living at Paoli, Indiana. Elizabeth Baker 
and Jacob Marshall's children are: Rev. John W. Marshall, an 
evangelist of Chicago; James H. Marshall, a large merchant at 
Oklahoma City; Orphes L. Marshall, a contractor and builder 
of Ft. Worth, Texas ; Cora married Rev. J. C. Mullins of Mc- 
Alester I. T; Altha married Jas. Pickens; Laura married Jos. 
Pickens; and Lydia married JoS. Cornwell. All farmers. 

The only daughter of James and Mary Carter Davis Baker 
was Jennie who married James Dilliard, and had several chil- 
dren. 

Fielding Davis, eldest son of Thomas, was a wealthy farmer 
in Woodford County. He owned nearly six hundred acres of 
land on Clear Creek and about twenty-five servants. He was mar- 
ried three times. First to Susan Overstreet of Mercer County, 



44 William and Mary Quarterly 

by whom he had issue two sons and two daughters; second in 
1854 to Sarah Brandenberg, by who he had a daughter, Anne, 
who married her cousin Reuben Allen; and third to Eloise 
Walker who survived him without issue. The children by the 
first marriage were: Thomas, Allen Fielding, M. D., Eliza and 
Susan. 

Thomas Davis married first, Ellen, daughter of Milton Gray, 
a wealthy Woodford stockman, and had issue: Eliza married 
James Ford, and removed to Kansas ; John, a wealthy merchant 
and land owner in Woodford County, Ky., who married Rose 
Lillard and had two sons, Stephen a graduate of the Winchester 
College, and of the Law Department of the University of Vir- 
ginia. He married Sue, daughter of Dr. McKinley of Winches- 
ter, Kentucky where he is now practicing law. And Jean Allen,, 
graduate of the college at Georgetown, Kentucky; James a large 
farmer in Kansas, unmarried; and Sue who married Richard 
Williams of Lexington. Thomas Davis married, second Mary 
Carter, daughter of James Carter of Woodford, by whom he 
had issue : Maud, William and two others, names not given me. 

Allen Fielding Davis, born October 2, 1825, studied medicine 
at the old Translyvania University, and began practicing at the 
age of twenty one years in his native country, where he soon 
had the largest and best practice in the county, in which he con- 
tinued until only a few years before his death in 1907. He mar- 
ried Catherine Fur, who died in 1905 at the age of yy years. 
They had issue: Thomas Warren, a farmer and stockman; Yan- 
cey, a physician, died unmarried; and Susie who married Eu- 
gene Lillard, a wealthy Woodford County farmer and stockman. 

Eliza Davis, born in 1827, married Benjamin Wilson, a 
Woodford County farmer, and had issue: James; Isaac, mar- 
ried Blanche Moseley and has George E., a merchant; and 
Blanche married Joseph Smith ; John ; George S. ; Jerry married 
Frances Simer, and has John Williard ; and Eliza ; Susan ; Field- 
ing Suther, a wealthy merchant and farmer, married Sallie Eg- 
bert and has issue: James, Benjamin Mary, and Sallie. 

Susan Davis, married Smith Overstreet, a Woodford farmer 



William and Mary Quarterly 45 

and had issue: Mattie, William, Milton a lawyer, and Rev. 
Presley. 

Larkin Davis, second son of Thomas and Susannah, mar- 
ried on August 5, 181 3, Griselda Scott of Jessamine County, 
Kentucky, and received as a wedding present the farm in Jes- 
samine (at first Fayette) upon which his father had settled when 
he came to Kentucky in 1788. In 1822 they sold this place and 
removed to Orange County, Indiana, where their descendants 
still live. Their portraits painted in this year are owned by a 
great-granddaughter at New Albany, Ind. They had issue: 

1. Sophia Davis, born October 18, 1814, married October 
18, 1832, William Craig and had Six children. Their son 
Isaac was captain of the 59th, Ind. Vols., U. S. A., and another 
son, Armstrong Craig died a prisoner of war in Andersonville. 

2. Thomas Davis, born Nov. 1816, married Nov. 1839, Sarah 
Brown, and had issue four children. He died in 1861. 

3. Samuel Davis, born June 18, 1818, died Dec. 30, 1910. 
Married in 1845, Lucretia Anne Pinnick, daughter of Col. Pin- 
nick of the Mexican War, and had issue eight sons and six 
daughters, many of whom removed to the west. 

4. Sunah J. Davis, born in Aug. 1820, married Basel Payne 
and removed to Texas, where she died in 1852. Had one son, 
Davis Payne, who was a soldier in a Texas regiment in Confed- 
erate army. 

5. Fletcher Davis, born Dec. 6, 1823, died Sept. 8, 1873, 
Orange County 9 Indiana. Married in Feb. 1848 to Mary Pinnick 
and had issue: Rev. J. P. Davis, and a daughter. 

6. Sarah Davis born June 13, 1825, died in 1901, in Ind. 
Married in 1844, John Brown and had issue: Jane, Rachel, Hel- 
en, Mary, Emma, H. O., T. L., William, and L. P. Brown. 
T. L. Brown was a private in 13th Ind. Vol. U. S. A„ and after 
the war was sheriff of Orange County ; and his brother, William 
was Treasurer of Lawrence County, Indiana. 

7. Mary Davis, born Sept. 9, 1827, still living, married, July 
19, 1849, John Cobb, a farmer, and had issue : Mary and others. 

8. Martha Davis, born Oct. 1831, died Aug. 20, 1902 at French 



46 William and Mary Quarterly 

Lick Springs, Indiana. Married James Pinnick 9 Malinda. 
Davis born 1835, now living at Denver, Colorado. Married D. 
D. McElvey. 

Susannah Davis^ third daughter of Thomas and Susannah 
Davis was married on Oct. 19, 1819 to James Jelf of Lincoln 
County, Kentucky. He was born Jan. 28, 1794 and died in 1867, 
and was the third son of Isaac Jelf (born Dec. 25, 1765, died in 
Jan. 1796) and his wife Anna Crigler (born Dec. 16, 1768, died 
in 1854) daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Aylor Crigler. 
Nicholas Crigler was one of Gov. Spotswood's settlers from the 
German Palatinate. 

The Jelfs, or Chelf as originally written, emigrated from 
what is now Madison County, Va., to Lincoln County, Ky., and 
settled on a farm near Danville. After the marriage of James 
Jelf and Susannah Davis, in 1819, they purchased a large farm 
on the Kentucky River in Woodford County, but a few years later 
after an expensive lawsuit lost it to an original claimant. They 
then bought a small farm on Clear Creek near her brother, 
Fielding Davis, and sister Mrs. Beverley Allen, which is still 
owned by her descendants. Here they built a simple hewn log 
house of seven rooms and hewn stone chimneys. But the pride of 
the place was a beautiful old time garden many of whose treas- 
ures were grown from seeds and cuttings of plants brought to 
Kentucky from the old Virginia homes of the Davises, Carters 
and Jelfs. James and Susannah Jelf had issue: 1. Finetta, born 
Oct. 23, 1820, died in 1884 m Orange County, Indiana, married 
Thomas Kirby, of Paoli, Indiana, and had Susan, Mary, Eliza, 
and Giles; 2, Mary Elizabeth, born July 13, 1823, died May 16, 
1890, of whom later; 3, Patsy, born Dec. 21, 1824, died June 
1895, married in October, 1844, James Lyon or Lyons, of Mer- 
cer County, Ky., and had issue: Eliza, Franklin, Thomas, and 
Sallie— all d. s. p. ; Allen, Anne Married a Mr. Holbourne, and 
Clemency, who also married a Mr. Holbourne. 4, Susannah Jelf, 
born Oct. 23, 1828, died in Aug. 1895, married Richard Lancaster 
of Washington County, Ky., and had Susannah, Roberta Anne 
married Boone Salee, Susan married Perry White, Eliza married 
James Smith, Mary Lee married a Mr. Foley, James married 



William and Mary Quarterly 47 

Eliza Doty, Merritt married Mary J. Rice, Fletcher married Eliza 
Jelf, and Benjamin Fielding Lancaster married Eliza Mitchell. 
5, Allen, born Dec. 7, 1828, died Aug. 6, 1834. 6, Thomas, born 
Feb. 26, 1831, died at the old Jelf home, 1910. He married iq 
1854, Eliza Anne White and had issue: Willis, Finetta Lee; Sarah 
Jane ; and Lucy Anne — all died unmarried ; Robert J., married 
Eliza Jelf and had son Wayne in the government service in the 
Philippines ; Allen married Lucy Strange and has five children ; 
John married Lillie Eaves and has eight children ; Lewis ; and 
Elizabeth married John Hawkins. 7, Sallie Stephens Jelf, born 
Dec. 16, 1833, unmarried. 8, James Feilding, born July 9, 1836, 
died March 21, 1861. 9, Benjamin Wilson, born Sept. 19, 1838, 
unmarried. 10, Eliza Jane, born May 13, 1841, died Dec. 5, 1855, 
married Oct. 1854 James Wilson. 11, Lidith Fletcher, born Aug. 
17, 1842, died Oct. 5, 1842. 12, Clemency, born Sept. 12, 1844, 
died, in 1872 of smallpox; married, February 21, 1867, Robert 
White, and had James, Benjamin, and Granville Clanckner. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Jelf was married Aug. 21, 1847 to Joseph 
Lyons (in the legal papers of this family in the first genera- 
tions in Kentucky the name is spelled without the final "s".) He 
was born in 1827 in Mercer County and died in May, 1854 of 
consumption in Woodford County. Joseph Lyons was the young- 
est son of Stephen and Anne Curran Lyon of Lyon's Rim, 
Mercer County. Stephen Lyon was a son of Joseph and Jane 
Lyon. Joseph Lyon was one of eighty four signers of a well writ- 
ten and energetic protest to the Virginia Assembly in Dec. 177^ 
against the claims and demands of Richardson Henderson and 
other members of the Transylvania Company. Anne Curran 
Lyon was a daughter of James Curran and his wife Sarah Mc- 
Afee, second daughter of Robert and Anne McCoun McAfee. 
Robert McAfee was one of the famous McAfee brothers, early 
explorers and settlers of Kentucky, and whose journals are 
among the earliest records of that country. Mrs. Curran's brother 
Gen. Robert Breckinridge McAfee was one of the most distin- 
guished men of his time, being for twenty years a member of the 
Kentucky Legislature and senate, lieutenant governor, an officer 



48 William and Mary Quarterly 

in the war of 1812, later general of the Kentucky Militia, the 
representative of the United States to the United States of Col- 
umbia, president of the Board of visitors to West Point, Member 
of the Royal Antiquarian Society of Denmark, etc. Joseph and 
Mary Elizabeth Jelf Lyons had issue two daughters, who grew 
to maturity. They were: Paralee, born July 12, 1849, married 
in 1870, Thomas Gillispie, and had issue: Netty May, Richard, 
Earnest, and John, all of Lexington, Ky. 2, Finetta Anne, born 
Feb. 26, 1 85 1 She was educated at the public schools of Wood- 
ford and at the Methodist College at Millersburg, Ky. Sept. 29, 
1784, she was married to Henderson Miller, Esq., of "Beech 
Hill," Mason County, West Va. He was the only son of John 
Miller and his second wife Sarah Henderson of "Locust Hill" 
Mason County. Sarah Henderson, was the second daughter of 
Col. John Henderson, of "Fordell," Mason County, a member 
of the Va. Legislature for ten years, Colonel in the War of 1812, 
and otherwise prominent — see History of the Henderson family, 
published 1902, and of the Millers in West Va., Historical Mag- 
azine in 1903. Henderson and Finetta Lyons Miller had issue, 
two sons : Dr. Joseph Lyon, the compiler of the Carter Geneal- 
ogy, a surgeon of the Western Maryland R. R. and first assist- 
ant surgeon and Physician to the Davis Coal & Coke Co., at 
Thomas and Coketon, West Va. And Stephen Kisling Miller, 
general superintendant of the Empire Seeding Machine Co. in 
the state of Michigan. 

June 3, 1902, Joseph Lyons Miller was married to Pamelia 
D. Hampton at Ashland, Ky. She is the only daughter of John 
Waring and Louise Virginia Ireland Hampton. J. W. Hampton, 
an attorney, comes of a prominent family in Kentucky, and is a 
great grandson of Dr. Henry Hampton, who emigrated from 
Fauquier County, Va. in 1800 to Cabell County, Va. He was in 
the Revolution and was a first cousin of the distinguished Cols. 
Wade, Richard, Henry and Edward Hampton of South Carolina, 
he being the second son of Henry Hampton, Esq., of "Buck- 
land/' Prince William County, Va., and they the sons of Anthony 
who married a Miss Theston and removed to South Carolina, 
where he was killed with his wife and son, Preston in 1774 by 



William and Mary Quarterly 49 

Va., who were descended from Rev. Thomas Hampton the 
younger, of James City County., and probably of Rev. Thomas 
Hampton, the elder, who was the sixth minister at Jamestown. 
Mrs. J. W. Hampton was the eldest daughter of Judge Wm. 
Crutcher and Pamelia Robb Ireland of Ashland, Ky. Dr. and 
Mrs. Miller have three sons, Henderson Hampton and Ireland 
Fielding (twins) and John Hampton. 

Jan. 4, 1904, Stephen Kisling Miller was married to Nancy 
Fay Curtiss, daughter of Mr. P. D. Curtiss, a civil engineer and 
railroad contractor, now a resident of Lynchburg, Va. They 
have a son, Hugh Curtis, and daughter, Nancy Catherine. 

The Carters. 

216. John Carter 5 , (No. 66 John Carter 4 , Joseph 8 , Thomas 2 ,) 
born Sept. 21, 1757 in Spotsylvania died in the same County, 
June 20, 1808. Sept. 1, 1784, he was married in Spotsylvania Co. 
Va. to Mrs. Winfree McAllister, (born Nov. 12, 1756, died Aug. 
13, 1831), daughter of John Allen of Spotsylvania. After the 
death of John Carter in 1808, his widow and children sold the 
Spotsylvania plantation and some of the servants and removed 
to Simpson County, Ky., where she purchased in 1809, a six hun- 
dred acre farm which is still in the family. John and Winifred 
Allen Carter had issue: 1, Garland Carter, born Dec. 13, 1785, 
d. s. p. 2. Allen Carter, born Dec. 15, 1787, died Feb. 15, 1816, 
1792 in Va. 3, Nancy Carter, born Jan. 14, 1791, died June 26, 
1792 in Virginia. 4, Sophronia Carter, born Sept 14, I795> died 
Nov. 2, 1812. 5, Caswell Carter, born July 7, 1798, died May 28, 
1883, was tne on ly one °f J onn Carter, Jr.'s children who mar- 
ried and left descendants. Nov. 15, 1821, he was married to 
Lavinia Jones, born Feb. 10, 1802, died May 4, 1886, daughter 
of Allen Jones, Sr., and Jane McClannahan of Simpson County, 
Ky. Jane McClannahan was the daughter of Thomas and Anne 
Green McClannahan of Westmoreland Co., Va. ; and he was the 
son of Rev. William McClannahan and Mary Marshall. Case- 
well and Lavinia Jones Carter had issue eleven children, as 
follows: 1, John Allen Carter, born Aug. 22, 1822, died March 
16, 1894; 2, Winifred Jane Carter, born Jan. 26, 1824, died Apr. 



50 William and Mary Quarterly 

30, 1843; 3, James Garland Carter, born Nov. 25, 1825, died Dec. 
17, 1889; 4, Mary A. E. Carter, born Nov. 23, 1826, died Dec. 
12, 1904; 5, Louisa Mitchem Carter, born May 9, 1829, died Oct. 
8, 1882; 6, Virginia Emmiline Carter, born Aug. 26, 1831, died 
June 30, 1833; 7, Jefferson Caswell Carter, born Feb. 29, 1833, 
living in Simpson County, Ky. ; 8, Nancy Caroline Carter, born 
Jan. 20, 1835; died Sept. 1, 1883; 9, Permilia Frances Carter, 
born July 27, 1838, died Oct. 8, 1882; 10, Wiliam Harrison Car- 
ter, born Sept 10, 1841, died July 21, 1854; 11, Benjamin Frank- 
lin Carter, born Nov. 18, 1843. 

I. John Allen Carter, with his brother James Garland Carter 
went to Louisville, about 1850, and founded the Carter Dry Goods 
Co., which is still owned and run by their descendants, and is 
one of the leading institutions of the city. He was a director in 
the L. & N. R. R., The Fidelity Trust Co., Bank of Kentucky, 
and many other institutions. Trustee of the Institution for the 
Blind, of Cave Hill Cemetery, etc ; and was a prominent layman 
in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. On Jan. 28, 1852, 
he was married to Albana Caroline Carson, daughter of Thomas 
and Caroline Hines Carson of Butte County, Ky. They had is- 
sue 

II. Caroline Sophronia, born July 26, 1853, died April 12, 
1909. Married April 26, 1876, Dr. Charles S. Briggs, the cele- 
brated surgeon of Nashville, Tenn. They have issue : Elsie, mar- 
ried Frank Gettys ; Binnie married Robert Lusk ; and Dr. W. T. 
Briggs. 2, Lavinia Carter, born March 1, 1857, died March 6, 
1877. 3, Robert Allen Carter, born Feb. 23, 1867, died Aug. 
6, 1877. 4, Anna Briggs Carter, born July 15, 1875; married 
April 26, 1899, J. Adger Stewart, a prominent business man of 
Louisville, President of the Cheatam Ekctric Switching Device 
Co., etc. They have issue: John Carter, J. Adger, Jr., J, Alex- 
ander, and Jean Holingsworth. 

III. James Garland Carter, a partner of his brother in the 
Carter Dry Goods Co., Director in the Columbia Trust Co., 
President of the Union Lime and Cement Co., etc, married, Dec. 
14, 1847, America James, and secondly, June 6, 1855 Melvilla 
Brown. Issue as follows: 1. Edwin Lucus Carter, born Feb. 27, 



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1849; died Oct. 11, 1879, Married Maria Kendrick of Louisville 
and had James Lucus Carter. 2. Annetta Rose Carter, born July 
25, 1850. She married, first William J. Seward, June 9, 1871, 
and had William Carter Seward. Married second, Ambler Bass, 
of Russellville, Ky., and had Edwin Lucus, Mary Allen, Russell 
Norton, and Winnie Louise. 3. Mary Adaline Carter, born Mar. 
J 9, I 853, died May 25, 1853. 4 James Garland, Carter, Jr., born 
June 11, 1856, married and had a son, James Garland, 3rd. 

5. Caswell Brown Carter, born April 14, 1858, died Sept. 4, 1864. 

6. Allen Rogers Carter, born Feb. 11, 1865, married April 3, 1894, 
Nora Gheens and has a daughter, Eleanor Melvilla. 7. Mellie 
Emmett Carter, born Dec. 6, 1871, married Nov. 7, 1894, John 
D. Otter of Louisville and has Melvilla Wortham. 

IV. Mary A. E. Carter, married Aug. 12, 1846 John W. Stan- 
ley, a prominent Simpson County planter, and had issue: Jane, 
Mary, Lavinia, Binnie Wilber, Caswell, and John. 

V. Louise Michem Carter, married April 12, 1849 J onn D. 
Jackson of Simpson County., and had issue : Lina and John Jack- 
son. 

VII. Jefferson Caswell Carter, a Simpson County planter, 
married Lucy Chestnutt, Sept. 11, i860, and had Annabel Carter 
who married J. B. Brownlie of Birmingham. 

VIII. Nancy Caroline Carter, married first on Sept. 4, 1855, 
Gabriel F. Taylor, and had: Mollie, Winnie Lavinia, Gabriel, 
Fountaine, and twins, who died in infancy. She married sec- 
ond, James Wickware. No issue. 

IX. Permilla Frances Carter, married, June 17, 1856, Alex- 
ander B. McElwain and had William McElwain. She married, 
second, John W. Crow. No issue. 

XI. Benjamin Franklin Carter, a Simpson County Planter, 
married Dec. 25, 1872, Mary M. Dawson, and had: Anna, mar- 
ried Charles N. Baird of Simpson County; Herbert, married 
Polly Haydon, Binnie and Elizabeth. 

The descendants of Robert Carter, No 71, were given in the 
April, 1910, Quarterly.